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switchbacks they all know and say it's a common occurrence. when muni says they rarely use switch back it's incredulous. they feel it's a common experience in their muni experience as it is mine. now we will switch back to me. what i want to say one of the main findings in the report is the fact that out of all the transit systems we interviewed only one used switchbacks as muni does to -- >> can i interrupt you and ask you about that? >> yes. >> perhaps i missed it, but can you talk a little bit about the other jurisdictions that you spoke with? >> you know what we're going to have in jack's report -- he's going to talk about how we chose the other jurisdictions. >> great. >> and jack and i interviewed them together and some of the other jurors joined in on the interviews but our selection was based on the controller's report that compared systems and we selected the list from the controller and contacted those systems. we were also told that all of the systems in europe use switchbacks as a tool, so we took advantage of a vacation to contact three systems in paris, and speak to repr
higher rider satisfaction ratings than muni. we found that the use of switchbacks was not a commonly used practice of all systems and rejected by the managers who felt they're an sult to passengers and rather the other systems use variety and easy and low cost practices to ensure rider satisfaction. many are similar to those identified in muni's 2008 effectiveness transit project. unfortunately although it has been resurrected it hasn't been updated and recommendations are only being implemented selectively. thank you. >> thank you. just a quick question and thank you for giving the report and no wonder i recognize you in the hall there. how many jurisdictions did you talk to? >> well, we emailed and talked to people in paris because they did comment on our initial go around that everybody in the world uses switch backs and we can emphatically and categorically tell you it's not a smoothing tool for their systems in france. we talked to the people in seattle and boston and the san jose and santa clara area. am i leaving any out? >> [inaudible] >> and we also talked to bart. >> [
>> let me just ask you. there seems to be a disagreement about the use of switch backs and maybe you can talk from your point of view why you use them and let's start with that. >> okay. i think in terms of knowing -- we don't get up in the morning and say we have a goal to switchbacks. they're service management technique or tactic to make adjustment to recover from a significant delay and for us, and this is when we talked about the grand jury report when we first were briefed on it our concern was this was a lost opportunity, a lost opportunity to talk about muni service. in other words, what are the things that cause delays? what are the things we need to be doing to improve on time performance from crew reliability? what are the specific actions? what are the specific things? that's what we wanted to have. the higher the on time performance the less runs that are missed, the less vehicles break down, there is a less of a need for switchbacks. switchbacks are a symptom to us or a tactic, not part of the problem, so when do we use them? we use them when you have a sign
and the use is not changing from what it's been but the use is not technically what they have been asking for. they need the approval by us to have their use to conform to what we're doing as opposed to the previous cu which was more limited -- although the distinction sometimes is rather vague because we went through the same thing at westportal and the proprietor suffered a fire and not in business anymore but we went through conditions in that case had real specifications and you will only have so many chairs and strict conditions. i don't remember in 2005 -- there could be 20 people have a wine tasting at the same time under the approval of 2005. i can't recall a specific limitation on the tasting going on, but with that being said there is a lot of local support for it. there are some people speaking against it again and there are a couple neighborhood groups just recently come out against it. they may not have been in support at any time but recently we're hearing they're opposing it, but you always have to make a distinction between the neighborhood groups and do a lot of good thin
. >> europe went off daylight savings time a week ahead of the u.s. back to full schedule next week. in the meantime, sandy is no longer a hurricane by name, but still making a major impact. storm made landfall monday night along new jersey east koer. still packing hurricane force sandy is expected to weaken, but the rain could linger. already at least ten deaths have been blamed on the storm. u.s. markets will be closed for a second day today. still electronic trading. the last time by the way the new york stock exchange was closed for more than a day because of weather, 1888. when a snowstorm piled up to 40-foot drifts. u.s. refineries had to shut nearly all the east coast fuel supplies ahead of sandy and they'll begin assessing damage today. three of the key six refineries shut down. analysts estimate sandy could cost between $5 billion and $10 billion in ensured losses. it would be the fifth costliest hurricane in u.s. history. sandy could cause more wind and flood damage than hurricane irene did last year. new york city and especially lower manhattan saw its shares of flooding
with us tonight, folks. sandy is expected to make landfall at this hour on the coast of new jersey. the storm is now a post tropical cyclo cyclone. the path on the northeast corridor has been slow and moving very wide. hundreds of thousands of people in coastal areas have been evacuated up and down the east coast. this is a live shot from delaware. we'll get a live update from the shoreline in just a moment. authorities say new york city and long island could get the worst of the storm surge. sea water could rise up to 11 feet. the damage from sandy was on display hundreds of feet above manhattan today. you're seeing a youtube video of a crane collapsing on the 57th street high-rise. city officials say workers would not be able to access the crane to keep it from falling. at this hour, the crane is still hanging in the air over the city. reside residents of the nearby buildings and businesses have been evacuated. beach front communities already experienced flooding and massive water damage. this shot is from seaside heights, new jersey. in atlantic city, large chunks of boardwalk w
islam and asking islam to help us understand doctrine and ethics and social dimension. and in this class- i keep saying we have extraordinary classes, but indeed we do today- we're going to look at the african-american muslim movement, sometimes called the black muslim movement, nation of islam. and we're just absolutely thrilled- later in this class, we have imam wd mohammed, who will come in and handle not just questions about african-american muslim movement, but islam in general, so that's really something to look forward to. what i wanted to do was to set this up, if we could go to the graphics, to look at one of our key themes. now, not just speaking about the nation of islam here, we're speaking about islam and religion in general, as is our way in this class, but we think about identity and relationship. well, what if we talked about identity and self-esteem and relationship as empowerment? that's what i think we're seeing when we're talking about the african-american muslim movement. in other words, identity is self-esteem- a person must feel good about themselves- and relations
with two important things. one, i don't use services where you have to rent a smog machine and return it to the same place you started from. in san francisco we thrive on one-way, zero emission transportation options, at least i think we do. >> thank you. >>> and secondly, my last sentence, a viable one-way transportation option needs to offer reliability, accountability, and availability. and in san diego car to go does just that. thank you. >> thank you very much. keep in mind, people that in public comment you have two minutes and [speaker not understood] you have 30 seconds remaining and a louder chime when your chime is up. [speaker not understood] walter. >>> yes, thank you, supervisor cohen. if possible, can i bring [speaker not understood] now as well and we'll kind of use both of our times? >> you're not able to split your time. if you make your two minutes, i can ask you follow-up questions to allow you a few more moments to finish your thoughts. okay. how long is this going to take? >>> slightly over two. car share say car sharing organization very similar to what you've se
conditions on. you're the ones they look to and for the zoning or conditional use and if you don't do that the police didn't oppose it and luckily the police are opposing. >> thank you. next speakers. cynthia joe and sue hester. >> i am cynthia joe. i was a planning commissioner from 1996 to 2002 so time flies when you don't have to listen to the fellow commissioners comments. i am here to honor linda's retirement. "i better not cry. i better not show. i am telling you why she is retiring today". well linda we want to you thank for being even handed and efficient in serving the city and we wish you god's blessing in your retirement. we love you. >> thank you. >> sue hester. i thought it was most appropriate for me to come to talk to linda where i normally am at the planning commission. 31 years is a long time. 31 years ago the plan was being developed. i lived at 20th and douglas. i didn't live in bern nal heights. we have been at least three cycles of the economy in san francisco. we have had boomer bust cycles at least three times since linda has been working here, an
>>> the forecasters and government leaders told us this would be a monster storm, and throughout the night and throughout the early morning hours sandy has been living up to those expectations. i am heather childers. >> welcome to a brand-new hour of hour special storm coverage. this system is currently classified as a post tropical storm, but don't let that fool you. forecasters say you -- say you shouldn'tly letting your guard down. twisters are likely to follow restoring power to 500 million r weeks. the storm is expected to touch 50 million people before it is over. our meteorologist is standing by with the latest. >> you mentioned that post tropical storm thing. we talked about this a few hours ago. there was a big messaging mess up with this storm. this storm went through a bit of a transition. the national hurricane center forecasted it would go through a transition from a hurricane which is a warm core storm. it is a storm that feeds off warm ocean water to a normal midlatitude storm. the storm that comes off of the coast, and because of that they decided that they were
investigators, homicide investigators that told me that in person, in their offices separately. we have a u.s. army cid, criminal investigation division, i'll give you each a copy of what was said there. thank you. >> thank you. final speaker, please. >>> [speaker not understood]. to get reelected for obama to come clean about the [speaker not understood] of 9/11, [speaker not understood] former president bush trapped in afghanistan. during last momon's presidential debate on foreign policy, the president of our $16 billion corrupt united states gave aid to domestic enemies panatumimabv to betray people, unconstitutional wars against cia fabricated enemies for fascist gain. obama claimed to be our commander-in-chief, which he is not. he [speaker not understood] end the war in iraq which he has not. he lied about those ho actually killed us on 9/11 t. was not al qaeda. the three capital crimes of trees on rendered constitutionalist turn dictator president obama [speaker not understood]. he can redeem himself. number three, more mass murder mitt transformed himself to more money mitt romnesia.
early with us. at this hour, numbers only tell part of the story. the storm is blamed for at least 10 deaths in the united states. more than 14,000 flights have been canceled. damage could reach $20 billion. >> and it has flooded several new york city subway tunnels, and much of the manhattan skyline is dark. >> just very odd to see. here in d.c., can you expect strong winds and heavy rain throughout the night. the federal government and many local governments and school systems will bound b closed tomorrow. for the latest, go to our website, wusa9.com. >> with this storm system, it delivered something quite quiet different just a couple of hours west of d.c. we're talking snow and lots of it. counties in maryland, virginia, and west virginia all bracing for feet of the white stuff. >> reporter: the national weather service issued blizzard warnings for much of the appalachian mountains. west virginia's governor declared a state of emergency as the snow began to fall. >> we're getting ready for the winter storm, you know. >> reporter: the snowshoe mountain resort was one of the first t
department of technology and within the mayor's office to move us in a good direction and one thing i would like to state the recommendations i am recommending is no way pointing specific fingers anywhere, but i think that we have to have honest and real dialogue about what we need to do to move things forward and i have to tell you i hope this is the last time the civil grand jury has to come to the board to give a report like this and i appreciate the work you have done. we might not have full agreement in the solutions but i think we need to spend more time, both at coit and whoever the new cio is to figure out the next steps. it's my perspective and while we're capital of innovation it's really the private sector and i can't say a city government that puts lotus notes on my email system is capital of innovation in the public sector. i think many of the technologies are stuck in 1999 and unless we do this we will -- there will be future supervisors who will have larger binder of folders of additional reports and all the monies wasted and the efficiencies wasted and not taking the oppo
hour and unprecedented surges. forecasters tell us sandy is merging with arctic cold and a winter storm from the west making it a vast, dangerous high bridge storm, you're looking at pictures of the devastation across a huge section of the east coast including flooding in downtown manhattan, and the gambling mecca of atlantic city n west virginia severe blizzard conditions. five million people without power. >> this monster storm bringing virtually all transportation did do a stand still no. one going anywhere. the transit situation at the local areas where we find molly in washington what is going on there? >> over the course of yesterday, today, tomorrow, nearly 14,000 flights will have been cancelled because of sandy. this is we're talking flights in and out of the northeast corridor of the u.s. usually one of the busiest sections of the country whit comes to daily air travel. that is 13600 flights cancelled yesterday. 7600 flights cancelled today. and more than 4800 cancelled for tomorrow, we expect that number to go up. if you have a flight be sure to call haerkd sheer how one offi
. thank you and in terms of the different jurisdictions and how they use switchbacks or they don't -- >> here's what we found. mr. hailey says he was in boston until 1995. that was one of the first systems we interviewed. we asked them about switchbacks used as a tool to regulate the system. we're not talking about responding to emergencies. all the systems have a whole switch back policy that they use. most of them call it a turn around. i'm not sure why we're kiewlg it a switch back in san francisco, but they have policies for turn arounds. they only use them in an emergency. not to smooth traffic. not when buss and trains are clumping and the person in boston was the one that said his passengers "would never stand for it". i don't know if san francisco passengers are more complacent than boston passengers but he said that and they would never do it. >> okay. did you guys talk to all the other people and their response? there was a list in the jurisdictions and portland and philly -- >> those we didn't talk about -- talk to. we asked repeatedly when talking to muni of
up and down the east coast, are a mess on this tuesday morning. thank you for joining us. we went on early for you today. >> i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. team coverage throughout the day for you here in the aftermath of hurricane now super storm sandy, on the right, you see a life shot, hamdon, beneath the jfx, baltimore cities we will have a live report from sherrie johnson and on the left, new york city, moments ago, president barack obama has announced a disaster area declaration for new york and long island. >> we will cover both of those communities. what are we in store for today? >>> the worst -- >> woe, woe. >> we got rains we got lots of rain yesterday, we are going to get lots of rain today. we will see some of that today as well. i can't say the wore is over. all i can say is sandy made landfall. it could stall out for a bit and begin to move off towards the north. todays we are going to see hefty winds and alplenty of rain. we can see that behind me as we look at mailed's most powerful radar, the heavy rain along i-9 a, i-270, you don't need to travel tod
29th, 2012 meeting of the land use and economic development committee of the san francisco board of supervisors. i feel a lot of giants fever still in the air here. over here with the giants colors on. we have three items on the agenda today, but let me first say that our clerk is ms. andrea ausbery. i'm the chair of the committee, eric mar. to my right is vice-chair supervisor malia cohen. we're expecting supervisor scott wiener any moment. could you please give us our announcements? >> yes. please make sure the sounds on all cell phones, electronic devices, speaker cards and comies of documents are included as part of the file to submit to the clerk. items on the november 6 board agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. i'd like to also thank sfgtv for televising us today, especially our staff greg burk and john ross. we have three items on the agenda today. ms. ausbery please call item number 1. >> item number 1, administrative code - port prepayment of jobs-housing linkage program obligations, ordinance amending the san francisco administrative code, by adding section 61
and time in our history is amazing. >> this is a momentous occasion for us to be able to actually have this opportunity to have equal rights. >> we have been together for 14 years. everyone is so welcoming. it's been all set up and people have guided us from step to step. it's been easy. there was live music. people are so friendly and excited. so excited for us. >> it's really great. >> yeah. >> and salvador is party a here to known as party a. >> on the out it looks pretty simple. you come in, you made your appointment. you pay. you go here for your license. you got there to get married. you go there if you want to purchase a certified copy. behind the scenes, there was just this monumental just mountain of work, the details into everything that we had to do and we quickly realized that we were not ready to issue the numbers of licenses that people are anticipating that we would need to issue. we definitely did not want people waiting in long lines. this is somebody's wedding. you want to be able to plan and invite your family and friends. know what time you are able to get your mar
homes were destroyed when two fires sparked in rockaway. >> there was a boat with us, we in in the boat and got there. firefighters rescued dozens e trapped using that boat. in new jersey family's retract in their flooded homes. >> we're trying to save as many lives as it is possible to save. snow is falling in multiple states. and millions are now without power throughout the region, including all of manhattan, south the 34th street. it could be a week before the area fully recovers. we did learn that the new york may reopennge tomorrow. >> back to you. storm.onger a tropical but the storm is still capable of lots of damage. this on how long we feeling the effects of sandy. feeling it for the the week in terms of flooding. feel pretty comfortable you can venture out and about your business, but to caution.me to be safe as you off and assess the damage for the day. overripe pittsburgh at this time. the wind is really strong across .he great lakes region feeling the wind effects and a continuingof rain last couple of hours here. we have this next map for you, e rainfall total, look at th
. one of my favorite lines mike just used is this measure is about consolidating from 8 reservoirs to 7. another way to say that is to say this is about draining one of them, the hetch hetchy valley. have other studies said this is feasible? sure, just like tearing down city hall or knocking down the golden gate bridge, that's possible but not feasible. we're not going to spend 3 billion dollars to tear down the hetch hetchy dam. let's not forget, we are also stewards for two dozen cities in the peninsula. over 2 million californians benefit from the foresight of our forefathers almost 100 years ago in building hetch hetchy. while the rest of the state is tying themselves up in knots trying to figure out where to get their water. not only did we have the type of water storage hetch hetchy provides, not only today but in the future, we are in a solid place. and to spend this kind of money, and let's just talk about the $8 million dollars, i think that's one thing we can agree on. this calls for us to spend $8 million dollars. in my own district, out at like merced, we're taking t
at a later hearing. the first one is for ellis street and conditional use to allow the partial conversion to a car rental office and car rental agency that is doing business as enterprise rent-a-car. next is for 47 cambon drive and conditional use authorize arizona and for car sales or rental use doing business as you hall within the shopping district. commissioners follow public comment that removes them from the consent calendar. these items are before you for consideration. >> thank you. any public comment on the items on thed consent calendar? seeing none it is closed. >> move to approve. >> thank you. commissioners, the motion on the floor is for approval of both items eight and nine as they are proposed. on that motion commissioner antonini. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> commissioner. >> aye. >> thank you the motion passed unanimously. commissioners are there any other commission matters? >> commissioner antonini. >> thank you. a couple of things and first of the all and not to throw water on the giants and i was there
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with the storm log onto our website wusa9.com. >> we say good morning. i'm andre yeah an andrea rose. talk to us via facebook and twitter. maybe we'll let you know he's up and doing well. >> it will be something. >> con nie is here. she has a lot to do. >> i do. >> we are fortunate when you consider what happened in new york and the jersey coast and parts of new england. they have wind gusts. my home stomping ground, 90 mile an hour wind gusts up there. far more damaging. here he is. there's mike. >> i heard you. >> [ laughter] >> so matt will be here tomorrow. >> thanks. come again. >> who was that man? >> let's get over to the weather graphic. >> yeah, rescue us. >>> still rain ing out there. we're still windy, wet and cold. it is a chilly morning. temperature 44. it's going to be steady or drop off a couple more over the next few hours. by noon still in the low to mid 40s. winds soming -- coming from the southwest 20 to 30. gusts this morning can top 40, this afternoon 30 to 40 should do it. certainly better than yesterday. look at this big circulation right over us here with all the snow
stopping business, travel and the presidential election campaign. people in the u.s. northeast are looking out their windows and seeing the blurry images of a storm that's headed their way. weather experts have downgraded hurricane sandy to a post tropical cycne but it' inging high winds and pelting rain to people up and down the coast. two people are missing after a ship soff of north carolina. several municipalities have declared a state of emergency. the storm is unusually large. it's expected to cut across ne jersey over thxt several hours. electricity.0 houses have lost back obama made a direct appeal to people in the hurricane's path. >> the most important message that i have for the publicight now islease listen t wt your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have already left. city officials have shut down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sand bags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's vr important. this is the stop the wa
. it was already in a regularly scheduled outage, but u.s. nuclear regulators say that they're continuing to monitor the situation there. now, the death toll, there are at least 13 confirmed fatalities because of this storm so far. that number, of course, could rise especially as this cleanup and recovery effort heads into the early morning hours. i'm chris jansing. you are watching msnbc's continuing live coverage of superstorm sandy. we are going to be live throughout the night. we have reporters all across the region. and msnbc meteorologist bill karins on hand here in new york. now, as of 11:30 pennsylvania's utility company reported more than 1 million people were without power in that state. the "associated press" reports that's about 20% of the state's electric customers. joining me now is philadelphia mayor michael nutter. mayor, it's good to talk to you again. we've been talking about how fluid the situation is. you and i talked about two hours ago. since then i understand one person was killed after a tree fell on a house in berks county. what's going on in philly? >> in philade
in the state of delaware. on behalf of wvde and the university we thank you for being with us and good night. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> as hurricane sandy continued along the east coast washington, d.c. and the presidential campaigns are adjusting schedules. the house and senate has a proceed form tpa session and the government is closed. the presidents have suspended campaign activities the rest of the day and the president is in washington, d.c. monitoring the situation with the fema. >> the stories are textbook left out. great stories about real people in american history. very important moments in american history that we don't know about. the first pilgrims in america came 50 years before the mayflower sailed. they were french. they made wine. they landed in florida in june instead of december but were wiped out by the spanish but we left that out of the textbook. a woman was taken captive by indians in 1695, marched into new hampshire. in the middle of the night she killed her captors and realized
and snow affecting parts of the northeastern u.s.. this is a storm. >> today big rigs hit the road carrying trucks and equipment and are expected to arrive by thursday. >> storm still causing chaos fort( travelers. 100 flights cancelled again today at san francisco international airport. >> abc 7 news talked to some of the stranded passengersv:. >> this woman just needs to be back home. after 30 minutes, she still haven't have a flight. >> what happened back there? >> it's complicated. >> are the airlines cooperate something. >> yes. everybody wants to fly now. >> brian green's flight rescheduled for tomorrow. >> i have to be at a cemetery. so the circumstances definitely suck. that is my story. hopefully, they can help me out. >> we're in mendocino. and have thursday getting back to the east coast. >> at least he's in no great crush to get home. vegas. >> you're going to be a prisoner of love in loss vegas. >> there are years on the ceiling. >> mireon finds it amusing. >> where is this going? >> adding to the confusion is that all 114 flights to the seven airports were cancelled. to see so
americans popped so many pills. have psycho pharmaceuticals turned us into a zombie nation? or should we just go with the flow and embrace the brave new world of mood control? we'll ask new york magazine journalist ariel levy and washington psychiatrist dr. brian doyle. >> a.d.m. the nature of what's to come. >> welcome. ariel levy, you authored a cover story for "new york magazine" which we see here "what are you on?" and you described new york today to -- you say sound the alarm, there is a new drug epidemic in town and most of the city wants in on it. in certain circles of new york, it is regular table conversation. we have entered the golden age of self-medication. drugs have become like hair products or cosmetics. this is brain styling, not mind altering, and you have a serious point to make there, but what is the extent of what you see going on in new york? >> well, i mean, i think new york is the same town that brought you woody allen and brought you everybody having a psychiatrist. there not a great deal of stigma to being neurotic in new york. it is accepted to the point of mayb
in tokyo. people in the u.s. northeast are looking out their windows and seeing the blurry images of a storm headed their way. they're facing an onslaught of rain and wind as hurricane sandy pushing inland. two people are missing after a ship sank off north carolina. several municipalities in the storm's path have declared a state of emergency. forecasters say the storm is unusually large. it's expected to cut across new jersey over the next several hours. more than 6,000 houses in the state have already lost electricity. u.s. president barack obama made a direct appeal to people in the hurricane's path. >> the most important message that i have for the public right now is please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have left. the wind was so strong it bent the metal on a crane at this construction site. city officials have shet down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sandbags in front of subway entrances and buildin
♪ >> so nicely here, and very happy that all of you could come out and join us, you know, on this evening. my namey. the director of the night rover challenge. i'm going to kind of be the moderator for tonight, as we go through this first-ever challenge america summit. so i've got just a few things that, you know, i wanted to do with everyone, before we get into the program. first of all, i just want to take a minute and have everyone just look around this room. in this room, we have amazing people that are corporate, nonprofit, and government, all focused on challenge driven innovation in some way or another. this is a really powerful,interf people that are gathered here to look at how competitions can drive innovation. that's what tonight is all about, is, you know, the next step in creating a real wave of innovation. my job tonight is just to give you a little bit of background on what we are, what we're tiqp)q)s that we have.roup of so just to get going with that, i want to tell you a little bit about this thing called the night rover/< challenge. this is a collaborat
the redevelopment agency and [speaker not understood] the mayor's office of housing has used and intends to use the affordable housing parcels. clearly one of the goals of the early involvement of the redevelopment agency was to front money towards the completion of the boulevard and facilitate that at a time when there were not entitlements for the remaining parcels. and, so, we were able to enter into agreements with the city early on, provide funds, funds that were from our low mod housing funds to the city so that the city could begin working on the octavia boulevard. and we were very, very glad to do that, in part, because one of the goals of the -- both the neighbors as well as the city was to restitch the neighborhood. not only were we talking about transportation improvements. we're talking about how we're going to rebuild upon those vacant parcels and how those vacant parcels add to a reinvigorated neighborhood. and i'm very, very pleased that work with the neighbors in creating half of those units that were -- are being projected as affordable housing units and doing that in a way tha
using wheelchairs and other disabilities. the polk street carlton b. goodlett entrance is accessible via a ramp and wheelchair lift. assistive listening devices are available and the meeting will be sign language and captioned. agendas are available in large print and braille. in order to accommodate people with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical disabilities please refrain from wearing skepblted products to mdc meetings or to the mayor's office on disabilities. this includes perfume, scented lotions, hair sprays. thank you for helping provide the meetings are fully accessible for people with disabilities. for people with disabilities or others who cannot attend the meetings in person, welcome to view our broadcast which is open captioned on sfgtv channel 26. you can also call the bridge line atary code 415-554-9632. thank you and again welcome to the meeting. >> thank you. roll call. (roll called). >> next we'll have reading and approval of the agenda. mayor's disability council friday, october 19, 2012. 1, introduction, welcome and roll call. 2, act
. the good government awards are incredibly important in san francisco. it's a chance for us to honor the tremendous work that happens in the city and also to honor the individuals who are responsible for some of that success. congratulations to all of our honorees. we're very grateful for your work. let's give a hand for them. [applause] the good government awards also support spur's good government work. it is a central part of our mission. our agenda is admittedly ambitious. we analyze every local measure on the san francisco ballot, which until recently was a pretty formidable task. we participate in most of the major issues of city government from pension and payroll tax reform to some of the most important discussions on how we fund a lot of our public services, whether that finding different revenue streams for our parks, are trying to find new ways to fund public transportation in the city. we're very happy to be working with mayor lee and the board to address a lot of these issues. this will clearly be a busy year for us. another component of our work is connecting the city's
, bringing wind, rain, and snow to parts of the mid-atlantic and northeastern u.s. she has cut a path of destruction, flooding, and massive power outages as the death toll from the storm stands at 17 across seven states. even as sandy makes her way to canada, the destruction is devastating. high winds pushed the atlantic ocean up and over seawalls, flooding entire neighborhoods. the wind and water teamed up to cut power to millions of people along the eastern seaboard. the storm surge even continued today as sandy tracked through western pennsylvania and new york state. the storm has affected an estimated one out of every five americans, bringing some business to a standstill over flooding, closed airports, and no public transportation. while rescue efforts continue tonight, early damage estimates are still rough, running between $10 billion and $20 billion, according to eqecat. hurricane irene did $10 billion damage 14 months ago. >> susie: wall street was closed again today for the second straight day because of hurricane sandy. this is the first two-day weather-lateshutdown since 1
>>> voter in chief. >> i can't tell you who i voted for. >> the u.s. president casts his ballot 12 days before most americans go to the polls. barack obama has served as an example in his campaign's effort to get out the vote. the president stopped at a polling station in his home in chicago. campaign strategists for barack obama and mitt romney say early voting could be' decisive factor in the election. obama became the first president to vote early. he urged his supporters to exercise their rights before election day november 6th. obama made the same pitch in the 2008 election. votes cast early accounted for 30% of the total. >> all across the country we're seeing a lot of early voting. it means you don't have to figure out whether you need to take time off work and figure out how to pick up the kids. >> experts say the share of early votes this time could reach 35%. the figure could exceed 60% in swing states such as colorado and florida. obama visited six battleground states during a swing to win over undecided voter. he slept on air force one to save time. the president spoke
for joining us, tuesday morning. megan pringle. >> and charlie crowson. all right. we are going to go to the nation capital. it was hit hard. this is the constitution. the winds whipping there. the wind and the rain. it the right a live shot this morning in baltimore. >> yes. that is a community that is seeing a lot of flooding. that is the case throughout central maryland. flooding in areas, down trees and debris in the other areas. so, you might be wondering are we out of the woods yet? here is lynette charles. >>> all right. megan, what is in store. more wind and also more rain coming in across the area. let's talk about hurricane sandy. what is going on with it right now. it is post tropical. we're not dealing with a tropical system. the winds sustained at 70 miles per hour. that is hurricane force winds. the pressure is beginning to go back up, which is a good thing. it is losing energy over land. now, we look at maryland's most powerful radar now. we can see a big shield of rain coming in here. we're looking at oranges and yellow. so, heavy rain in spots this morning. this heavy
have maria molina as well to bring us the latest on the weather situation. >> brian: first we will update you overnight. a massive fire burning in queens. devastating to see and no sign of being contained. 50 homes are in flames at this hour and the situation is going from bad to worse. joining us on the phone is power authority spokesman michael. michael so far 50 homes. are firefighters working on this? >> right now facts are sketchy. we believe that the power was out in the area before the fire started and so we are not involved in the fire-fighting activitis and we don't know the cause. >> steve: i know that apparently 25 houses are destroyed so far. and 195 firefighters are working the blaze two people with minor injuries. the problem in cases like this, michael, sometimes when a fire starts, if there is flooding firefighters can't get to it and it gets oust control. >> i can't speculate on the issue of the fire. there is a lot of outages and breezy point has been out of power for sometime. >> brian: 80 percent are without power? >> right, i think that may be an optmistic
, but that is bought -- that is not stopping the cleanup efforts from going on. many people telling us it really could have been much worse. after a thrashing from sandy along the maryland oceanfront with sustained winds of more than 40 miles an hour, a lot of cleaning up to do tuesday morning. >> it was scary. >> for folks who live around here, many were expecting the worst. >> obviously a lot of debris and trash. a lot of cleanup will be happening, but all in all, i think we faired well. >> i think we totally lucked out. we are definitely saved by the dune protection, and even the digging up of the boardwalk- regan to the water from going into the stores. -- digging up of the boardwalk might have helped to prevent the water from going into the stores. >> there was severe damage done to the ocean city fishing pier. >> i guess we were lucky to not get it as bad as other places. it is just weird, looking at it. there is sand works and should not be. -- there is sand where sand should not be. >> mostly sand and debris, and after the rumors were confirmed, a portion of the fishing pier was washed away. y
of people informed. we greatly appreciate it. that's more for us. more on superstorm sandy all night on cnn. >>> hello, welcome to cnn's special coverage of the super storm sandy. we want to welcome our international viewers as well from around the world. it's 1:00 in the morning east coast time here in atlanta and we have reporters up and down the east coast bringing us the latest developments all hour long. really into the night. no hype, overestimates or anything on this one. damage estimates are in the billions. sandy is big. sandy is powerful and she is a killer. already at least 12 people have been reported dead in the u.s. five alone in new york. 5.3 million people are without power. 23 states are under wind advisories. damage from the wind alone could top $3 million. and sandy is already response iblg f67 deaths in caribbeans. >> roads flooded out. the water rising above the cars in some locals. this historic superstorm made landfall over the most populated areas of the u.s. wind damage, power outages, storm surges, inland flooding, you name it, even snowstorms are threatening the l
to events that engage and create buzz... to e-mails that keep loyal customers coming back, our easy-to-use tools will keep you in front of your customers. see what's right for you at constantcontact.com/try. >> our coverage of sandy continues with a grim scenario, the monster storm's ever-expanding path of death and destruction. >> welcome to a brand-new hour of our monster storm sandy coverage. here's what the storm looks like. it is 900 miles wide and likely to affect at least 50 million people by tuesday afternoon. the projected damage, perhaps, as high as $20 billion. that would make this one of the costliest natural disasters in u.s. history. sandy, no longer classified as a hurricane, the foredafters telling us, it is packing hurricane-fourses winds. now we go to the extreme weather center with the very latest. >> reporter: you know what? the big concerns across the new york city subway system, the mta chairman is saying that they're probably facing the worst disaster they have had in the 108-year history of the subway system with the water in there. it is salt water. they have to fi
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planned well, that the initial funds that were granted to us by president obama and with the great work of our congressional delegates and speaker pelosi and senator feinstein we would make sure to use it in the right way and creating the jobs and the investment that people wanted to see. u.s. transportation secretary ray lahood. please share this announcement. >> hello san francisco. i am delighted to be here to celebrate with all of you three very important champions for this project. senator feinstein who doesn't often call me, but when she does i pay attention, and four years ago when i went to see her about a number of issues this project was number one on her list. we need to get it done. we need to get a full funding grant agreement. she has been a champion for this project from the beginning going back -- i am sure she will tell you, i don't know how far. speaker pelosi, a champion for this project. [applause] speaker pelosi doesn't call me very often, but when she does it's always important. four years ago when i took this job i went to see the speaker. this was number
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